[3]It is the highest peak in the Oregon Coast Range. Marys Peak, at 4,097 feet, is the highest point in Oregon’s Coast Range and the most prominent peak to the west of Corvallis. In February 1937, the Corvallis Gazette-Times noted, "For winter sports the top of the Peak is said to be excellent...". Mr. Mulkey said it was called 'St. Marys Peak, at 4,097 feet, is the highest point in Oregon's Coast Range and the most prominent peak to the west of Corvallis. The 390-meter-thick sill is vertically differentiated, varying in compositon from a gabbro to a diorite with associated pegmatite and aplite facies. Thirty-seven members of the Camp Nestucca Civilian Conservation Corps constructed the Marys Peak Road, providing public access to recreation areas of pristine streams, forests, and mountain snow. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) began construction on the Marys Peak fire lookout tower. Philomath is nestled at the base of Marys Peak, the highest point in the Oregon Coast Range, where it enjoys the mild climate of the Mid-Willamette Valley. Mary's Peak, the highest point in the Coast Range has a variety of trails, and spectacular views from Ocean to Cascades. The process took approximately two years and involved input from several different groups. Greek for "Lover of Learning," Philomath residents are proud of their heritage which is rooted in education and hard work. Logging companies purchased many of the abandoned homesteads to consolidate their timber holdings. Rewarding panoramic views of the Flinders Ranges, Aroona Valley, and the salt plains to the west. Phil Schary was a long-time Sierra Club member and an early member of the MPG, serving as the group’s first Publicity Chair. When William C. Noon sold his company to Charles K. Spaulding of the Marys River Logging Company, Spaulding expanded the railroad. Above: The post office in Peak, Oregon, was located in the Davidson home on Marys Peak. Marys Peak. [8], https://www.bentoncountymuseum.org/index.php/exhibitions/online-exhibitions/marys-peak/, "Oregon Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence", "The Souvenir of Western Women/Nomenclature of Northwest Mountains", https://www.gazettetimes.com/community/philomathexpress/news/new-creek-names-win-state-approval/article_ca8a7473-5711-566f-9c13-caf1189515ed.html, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Marys_Peak&oldid=982369879, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 7 October 2020, at 18:31. At 4,097 feet, Marys Peak in Corvallis is the most prominent peak on Oregon’s Coast Range, with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean to the west and numerous peaks across the Willamette Valley to the East. Any time of year the Marys Peak trail calls you to hike. Mary’s Peak is the high point of Benton County, Oregon. William A. Collins 1930s managed by William Collins 10551. Beginnings. Family history 47 relates that Mary Alice and Mary Elizabeth ("Lizzie") went to a dance, and Lizzie came home with a group, while Mary Alice came home with a date. It is the highest peak in the Flinders Ranges and the eighth highest peak in South Australia, with a height of 1,189 metres (3,901 ft). She is best known for her religious persecutions of Protestants and the executions of … During the Christmas season of 1978, Boney M. returned the song to the top of the British charts with the melody "Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord." ©BCHM 1980-088.0020. Marys Peak sill (44°30′N, 123°35′W) demonstrates a relationship between the intrusion's cooling history and … ©BCHM 1980-088.0029. Mulkey asked if there was any name for the high peak in the Coast Range and they replied that it was 'St. and ranks eleventh in the state for prominence. The log structure, chinked with moss, was roofed and sided with hand-split cedar shakes. The school term ran three months in the fall and three months in the spring. BCHM 1982-054.0004. There are several trail heads to Mary’s Peak so you can customize your distance and vertical gain for your ascent. It is a collaborative project by the Ocean Mixing Group and Atmospheric Sciences Group in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences . Marys Peak winter sports area, once regarded as one of the best in the west (with the exception of Mount Hood), had a portable ski tow and ski hut operated by the Helonskis Ski Club. Map from a 1962 pamphlet published by the U.S. Forest Service, titled, "Corvallis Watershed." The Kalapuya Indians, earliest inhabitants of Marys Peak, lived on the bounty of the forests and streams. Donations are welcome. Masks are required for entry. It is the highest peak in the Oregon Coast Range. Photo courtesy Oregon State University Archives, John H. Gallagher, Sr., Collection. Above: W.C. Other tales suggest a pioneer lineage a century old or longer when pioneers first settled the Oregon country. View of Marys Peak fire lookout tower, about 1950. The Chamberlain-Ferris Act of 1916 gave the O&C lands to the Department of the Interior, whose policy was to sell off profitable land. Marys Peak is this long, swaybacked mountain in the Coast Range near Corvallis, Oregon. On a clear day at the top of the peak, facing east, northeast, and southeast, one can see the cities and suburbs of the Willamette Valley, as well as the Cascade Range. It's perfect for hiking, biking, nature walks, bird watching, wildlife, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and outdoors recreation of all kinds, plus the views are simply stunning. Queen of the Coast Range: Marys Peak in the 20th Century Themes of this online exhibit include "Silent Sentry: Protection on the Peak", "Natural Resources", "Life on Marys Peak" and "Fun on Marys Peak". P.O. (Corvallis Gazette-Times) August 20, 1941: "This morning construction of the forest service lookout on the summit was started, and within two weeks this will be about completed. There is a nearby town site of Marysville and a nearby Mary’s River, but the fact is no one really knows and so the history behind … All the while, logging and recreational activities have shared the same stage. Located 15 miles southwest of Corvallis, Marys Peak is the highest point in the Oregon Coast Range. Howelsen Hill Ski Area CO 1915 Eaglebrook School MA 1922 Granlibakken Ski Area CA 1927 Cooper Spur Mountain Resort OR 1927 Mt. There is a $5 fee at the parking lot. We take our name from the nearby Marys Peak, the highest mountain in the coast range. The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde and Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians were enlisted to be involved in representing the ancient indigenous groups and selecting the new names. Marys Peak Marys Peak, at 4,097 feet, is the highest point in Oregon’s Coast Range and the most prominent peak to the west of Corvallis. To reach the summit, drive west from Philomath on Highway 34, turn right on Marys Peak … The Marys Peak Group operates from Corvallis, Oregon and serves the region of Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, and Polk counties — from the Yachats to Otis on the Pacific coast to the high Cascades. The road to the peak now remains open in the winter. The first logging railroad on Marys Peak originated at Noon Junction. The names proposed for adoption are in the languages of the Kalapuya, Wusi’n and Yaqo’n people who originally inhabited the land. Lloyd M. Palmer recalls in his book, The Woods Creek Logging Railroad Then and Now, "...the inherent nature of logging railroads is that they were short lived. Established in 1898, the community of Peak, Oregon, had a post office, a cedar shingle mill, and a school, which was also used as a church by the United Brethren. In 1905, the City of Corvallis voted to construct a gravity flow water system to tap the Marys Peak watershed fed by Rock and Griffith creeks. The current name, given by recent white settlers of European ancestry, may have been inspired by M… . THE HISTORY OF MARY JANE As bits and pieces of history and lore are revealed, what began as an innocent settlement of miners, rail yard workers and loggers in the late 1800s, would later mark the "peak" of a woman named Mary Jane and her clever business sense for supply and demand. MAILING ADDRESS For website corrections, write to lrepao@usace.army.mil ©BCHM 1981-003.0001P. By 1917, the Peak post office had closed. By 1929, logging operations had ceased on Marys Peak. History of the Area Marys Peak was known as Chateemanwi, or “place of spiritual power” to the native Kalapuya tribe who used the land for spirit quests. As the JdF continues its eastward march, the North American Plate is lifted upwards along its western edge forming the coast range. When the price of chittum bark reached record highs, more homesteaders filed land claims on the Peak, only to leave when the chittum was depleted. There are several routes of varying length, I recommend starting at the end of Woods Creek road for the real hike, but you can take hwy 34 to the cutoff and drive much closer if you only have an hour. Marys Peak (formerly Mary's Peak and sometimes still spelled this way) is a mountain in Benton County, Oregon, United States, just southwest of Philomath. MARYS PEAK GROUP HISTORY – ORIGINS The Marys Peak Group announces the Phil Schary Award. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia St Mary Peak (Adnyamathanha name: Ngarri Mudlanha) is a mountain located in the Australian state of South Australia on the northwestern side of Wilpena Pound. Her slopes accommodated a town, a cemetery, and a logging railroad; her summit was the site of a fire lookout, a radar installation, and a nationally known charitable event; her streams have provided drinking water for the City of Corvallis. Mary Smith Peake, born Mary Smith Kelsey (1823 – February 22, 1862), was an American teacher, humanitarian and a member of the black elite in Hampton, best known for starting a school for the children of former slaves starting in the fall of 1861 under what became known as the Emancipation Oak tree in present-day Hampton, Virginia near Fort Monroe.The first teacher … He was a major contributor to … It is also the highest point in Benton County,[4] "The native Kalapuya called the Peak tcha Timanwi, or 'place of spiritual power.'" This is the official public website of the Detroit District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Hood Skibowl OR 1928 Seven Springs Mountain Resort PA 1932 Bousquet Ski Area MA 1932 Wildcat Mountain Ski Area & Summer Gondola NH … On this warm day in July walking with the dog we drove to the highest parking area (forest service fee) and did an approximately 2-mile loop trail. Nestled on her slopes are a town, cemetery and old logging railroad. Anna Mary (Collins) Cummings 27 Aug 1909 Wooster, Wayne Co., Ohio, USA - 17 Dec 2002 managed by Kurt Caulley. Noon Lumber Company operation on Marys Peak. When the price of chittum bark reached record highs, more homesteaders filed land claims on the Peak, only to leave when the chittum was depleted. African american educator. Philomath, Oregon is known as the city of volunteers. Admission is free. Within a year, water flowed through redwood pipes. The lengthy process required an act of Congress and additional purchases of private lands. To the west, the Pacific Ocean is visible on clear days. The City of Philomath also tapped into the pipeline for water. Over the years, local historians and folklorists would claim it was named for a settler named Mary, an Indian maiden, Saint Mary or the Marys River. A paleomagnetic investigation of the middle Oligocene (29.6 m.y.) A challenging circuit hike to the summit of the Flinders Ranges highest mountain – St Mary Peak/Ngarri Mudlanha at 1,171m. The community hired young, single teachers who boarded with local families to teach at Peak school, but teachers seldom stayed after their first year. Mary Elizabeth Peak was born in 1871 and died of appendicitis 40 on Aug. 11, 1884. Geologically Marys Peak is a basaltic uplift like much of the coast range caused by the subduction of the Juan de Fuca plate beneath Oregon. Mary Rosa (Collins) Berry Mar 1879 Tennessee, United States - 31 Jul 1900 managed by John Britton Boney last edited 6 Jan 2021. Box 35 This online exhibition showcases images illustrating some of the 20th century themes linking this multi-faceted landscape to Benton County's identity. [5] The current name, given by recent white settlers of European ancestry, may have been inspired by Mary Lloyd, who came to Oregon in 1845, and was known as the first white woman to cross the Marys River, which has its origin on the mountain,[6] though there are alternate theories about the name. ©BCHM 1994-038.0802. It is also the highest point in Benton County, and ranks eleventh in the state for prominence. Wednesday - Saturday Gap filler sites provided seamless coverage of 800,000 square miles monitored by the west coast SAGE system. At the turn of the 20th century, Marys Peak was a checkerboard of Oregon and California (O&C) railroad lands sprinkled with private holdings. This makeshift outdoor classroom provided the foundation of what would become Hampton University. It showed up plainly because I took it by infrared." From Mary Pickford and Charlie Chaplin, who, with Herbert Hoover, were said to have built their famous New Mexico hunting lodge with designs from the Saddle Peak, to Milton Berle, Ernest Borgnine and today’s theater, film, and music industry leaders, the Lodge has remained a Hollywood in-place. The project was completed in 1941. "The native Kalapuya called the Peak tcha Timanwi, or 'place of spiritual power.'" © BCHM 2005-071.0005. Philomath, OR 97370. When the highway to Newport, Oregon, bypassed Peak, the community dwindled away. To reach the summit, drive west from Philomath on Highway 34, turn right on Marys Peak … One of the four intakes of the Corvallis Water Department. The streams that flow down the mountain’s sides provide water to Corvallis from the Rock Creek Watershed. Mary Smith Peake (1823-1862) Sources. The road will not be maintained, so a lifted 4x4 or four wheel chains are required for motor access during the winter months. Norm Maves, Jr., recalls that the local community, proud of the gap filler site located on Marys Peak, "...felt important, and (we) were safe from the Russians" [Oregonian, Sept. 16, 1984]. The Chamberlain-Ferris Act of 1916 gave the O&C lands to the Departmen… In 1905, the town was large enough to construct a one-room school for the children. On a clear day, from Marys Peak Day Use at the top of the peak, you can see both the Pacific Ocean to the west and many of the Cascade peaks to the east across the Willamette Valley. Above: Log "crib" dam, probably on Rocky Creek, Marys Peak. The Baldy Reservoir was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), which replaced original wooden pipes with cast iron. In the early 1900s, settlers supplemented meager farming by gathering chittum bark, used in medicinal remedies. In response to the 1949 Soviet nuclear bomb test, the United States established the Semi-Automatic Ground Environment, or SAGE, a communications engineering marvel that laid the groundwork for today's internet. It doesn't look like much from a distance, especially not if … With four main trails to choose from, wildflowers come into bloom in the meadows and rock gardens throughout late spring and summer. Marys Peak sill (44°30'N, 123°35'W) demonstrates a relationship between the intrusion's cooling history and its remanent magnetization. One of the best known peaks west of the Cascades, Mary's Peak was originally called Mouse Mountain, supposedly a … Corvallis city leaders, concerned that logging interests would impact the watershed, appealed to the U.S. Forest Service for assistance to incorporate both public and private lands into the Siuslaw National Forest. In the early 1900s, settlers supplemented meager farming by gathering chittum bark, used in medicinal remedies. The Peak is a Willamette Valley landmark, a symbol, and (according to local historian Ken Munford) a weather vane. Today, the water system is called Rock Creek Municipal Watershed and includes approximately 10,000 acres, jointly owned by the City of Corvallis and the U.S. Forest Service. It shows up as Mary’s Peak on an 1855 survey map but later loses the apostrophe in its official name. Peak, Oregon, eventually became a ghost town, marked only by a twelve-grave cemetery. A paleomagnetic investigation of the middle Oligocene (29.6 m.y.) Approval from the national board may take up to a year. The project began after Marys Peak Alliance member Dave Eckert contacted the Grand Ronde Tribe’s Cultural Resources Department and asked if the Tribe would be interested in renaming the creeks. Hike times: The direct route (up the on the escarpment edge) is 6 hours and 14.6km return. Flickr/Kirt Edblom. Mary Alice Peak: see Martin Stephen Peak (s/o Stephen Bryan Peak). [7], On June 15, 2019, the Oregon Geographic Names Board unanimously endorsed a proposal to give 10 unnamed creeks that flow down Mary's Peak Native American names. Marys Peak (formerly Mary's Peak and sometimes still spelled this way) is a mountain in Benton County, Oregon, United States, just southwest of Philomath. At the turn of the 20th century, Marys Peak was a checkerboard of Oregon and California (O&C) railroad lands sprinkled with private holdings. Mary Tudor was the first queen regnant of England, reigning from 1553 until her death in 1558. As homesteaders moved into the area in the early 1900s, they found that short growing seasons and steep terrain made farming difficult. During the 2010–2011 winter, the Forest Service announced that it will leave the gates open to facilitate travel to the summit. View of Marys Peak with blue line, indicating proposed site of a ski lift, circa 1950. The Mary's peak tower will be manned by fire lookouts as soon as it is completed, and lookouts are being sent this week to all the various stations in the Siuslaw area." This photo was taken about 1910. Located 15 miles southwest of Corvallis, Marys Peak is the highest point in the Oregon Coast Range. From a distance, the majesty of her silhouette hardly reveals the activities the Peak supported during the 20th century. They were built into a fresh stand of timber, the trees logged out and rails removed, only to be spiked down on a different creek or over the next bridge" (1996). Marys Peak.' The native Kalapuya called the Peak tcha Timanwi, or "place of spiritual power.". Above: John Garman, local photographer, described his glass plate negative: "I took (this picture) 31 October 1935 from 1-2 miles east of Philomath...At that time there were no logging scars to spoil (Marys Peak's) appearance. The Marys Peak Observatory was set up to provide a visualization of the beauty of natural fluid flows as part of active research examining these flows in both the ocean and the atmosphere. The National Ski Areas Association has compiled this chronology of 354 American ski resorts. Mary Peake was a teacher, best known for starting a school for the children of former slaves in the summer of 1861, under the shade of a tree that would become known as the Emancipation Oak in present-day Hampton, Virginia. Mary S. Peake, born Mary Kelsey in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1823, was the daughter of an Englishman and a lightskinned, free black woman. Above: Student group from Oregon Agricultural College (now Oregon State University) in deep snow on Marys Peak, about 1915. A few settlers raised Angora goats and beef cattle, transporting the animals to market on mail wagons.